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BBC Proms

2015

Friday Night at the Proms: Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra play Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony and Schoenberg's 1st Chamber Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

Friday Night at the Proms: In Memoriam WWI

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony, George Butterworth's settings of AE Housman poems, Frederick Septimus Kelly's Elegy for Rupert Brooke and Rudi Stephan's Music for Orchestra. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

Barenboim Conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Mozart's overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Ravel pieces including Rapsodie espagnol, Pavane for a Dead Princess and Bolero. Show more

Front Row

Two Days, One Night; Timothy West on being Barbirolli; Alan Warner; Ilan Volkov

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news. Razia Iqbal reviews Two Days, One Night, plus actor Timothy West on Sir John Barbirolli, Scottish novelist Alan Warner on his new novel, and classical Icelandic music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy West
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Warner
Interviewed Guest:
Ilan Volkov
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Finch
Producer:
Craig Smith

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the leading liberal Judge on the US Supreme Court. At 86 she has spent many decades fighting for women's rights, including equal pay and access to abortion. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of cancer at the age of 87. Razia Iqbal spoke to Bader Ginsburg in 2019 about her life, career and contemporary America. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Saturday Review

My Night With Reg, Wakolda, Home Front, Kevin Eldon, The Art and Science of Exploration

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Kevin Elyot's My Night With Reg revived, Argentine film Wakolda, Radio 4's Home Front, Kevin Eldon's book My Prefect Cousin, and The Art and Science of Exploration in Greenwich. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Woolf
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Cilla; Will and Kate on stage; Tudor portraits; Ted Hughes' animal poems

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

A review of Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black, an interview with 'Will' and 'Kate', a new exhibition of Tudor portraits and artefacts, and Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes' animal poems. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Chris
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jessie Childs
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Oswald
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Saturday Review

Henry IV, '71 film, Gotham on TV, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, Tracy Emin

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Razia Iqbal and guests review Henry IV at the Donmar, the film '71, Gotham on TV, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, and Tracy Emin at White Cube. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Marika Cobbold
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Here Lies Love, Palo Alto, Life Story, Being Mortal, Germany at the British Museum.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

David Byrne's musical Here Lies Love, Gia Coppola's debut film Palo Alto, David Attenborough's Life Story on BBC One, Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and Germany at the British Museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Preston
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Cahal Dallat
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Boris on Churchill; Serena reviewed

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Boris Johnson on Churchill's legacy; review of Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper; Art Review Power 100 List; Harry and Jack Williams, writers of The Missing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Boris Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Basciano
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

Saturday Review

Rose Tremain; The Imitation Game; Wildefire; Allen Jones; Remember Me

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Rose Tremain's The American Lover; Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game; Roy Williams' Wildefire; Allen Jones exhibition at RSA; Remember Me on BBC1. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Gale
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Carter
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Esio Trot, Robert Olen Butler, The Thompson Family, The Interview controversy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Razia Iqbal with TV adaptations of Esio Trot and The Boy in the Dress, folk group the Thompson Family, Robert Olen Butler on his espionage thriller and The Interview controversy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Olen Butler
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Prigge
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Teddy Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Kami Thompson

Front Row

Miranda Hart, John Rutter, Seamus Heaney

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Miranda Hart on the success of Miranda and the final episodes of the sitcom, John Rutter on creating a Christmas carol, and a new edition of Seamus Heaney's poetry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest:
Maurice Riordan
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Wheatley
Interviewed Guest:
Sian Toogood
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Harm
Interviewed Guest:
John Rutter